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Offline MonochromeMarc

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Hello
« on: March 18, 2017, 02:26:29 AM »
Hi all,

Just thought I would introduce myself to all of you on the forum, My name is Marc and I'm a collector of mainly British 'vintage electrical goods' which just happens to include several early and classic vacuum cleaners.

I have noticed a few threads about early vacuums and hope to add to them with stories of some of my machines which include a handful of Hoover Constellation's, a couple of Hoover Juniors 375 & 119, a Senior 612, a lovely old 750 and a rather dilapidated 262 plus a couple of 1930s cylinder vacs one of which is a Goblin Triumph.
 
My collection of vacs also share home space with many pre 60's valve radio's and over 40 late 1940's to mid 1960's 405 line black and white television sets.
Around our home there are many many sets of vintage Christmas lights dating from the 20's to the 70's and quite a few novelty lamps such as sailing ships, boats and even a lighthouse dating from the 1950s....and not forgetting my missus Glenys and our boss 'Hattie' the cat.  ;D

Oh and by the way we do have a couple of Dyson DC04's on daily duty !  ;)

Cheers,
Marc.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 05:20:12 AM »
Welcome!
I also have some old vintage electrical bits!
Currently restoring a 1957 RCA reel to reel tape machine.
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Re: Hello
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 06:46:14 PM »
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Re: Hello
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 08:38:00 PM »
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Re: Hello
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 08:41:09 PM »
Welcome Marc,

I have one or two old Valve Radio's myself, I sold most of my collection not to long ago though.
I'm a Ham although I don't go on air anymore, due to lack of people mainly.

I hope you enjoy it here.
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Re: Hello
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 08:46:16 PM »
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DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 10:46:23 PM »
Hi all,

Just thought I would introduce myself to all of you on the forum, My name is Marc and I'm a collector of mainly British 'vintage electrical goods' which just happens to include several early and classic vacuum cleaners.

I have noticed a few threads about early vacuums and hope to add to them with stories of some of my machines which include a handful of Hoover Constellation's, a couple of Hoover Juniors 375 & 119, a Senior 612, a lovely old 750 and a rather dilapidated 262 plus a couple of 1930s cylinder vacs one of which is a Goblin Triumph.
 
My collection of vacs also share home space with many pre 60's valve radio's and over 40 late 1940's to mid 1960's 405 line black and white television sets.
Around our home there are many many sets of vintage Christmas lights dating from the 20's to the 70's and quite a few novelty lamps such as sailing ships, boats and even a lighthouse dating from the 1950s....and not forgetting my missus Glenys and our boss 'Hattie' the cat.  ;D

Oh and by the way we do have a couple of Dyson DC04's on daily duty !  ;)

Cheers,
Marc.

Welcome Marc,
Always nice to see someone new. I'm sure you'll love it here - I first thought it would be like any other forum - sketchy but does ok to get the answer, but I was wrong -its not sketchy, infact I come here everyday because its soo freindly and NOT sketchy.

Hope to see you round on some threads.

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 11:49:20 PM »
I come here everyday because its soo freindly and NOT sketchy.

Hope to see you round on some threads.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 01:56:58 AM »
Welcome Marc. I am developing a passion for older appliances, we now have one of these at home which was inspired by >this topic<

Stick around, I'd like to hear more about the old TVs and radios too.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Hello
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 03:20:31 AM »
Hi all,

And thanks for all the 'welcomes'  :thumbsup:

As well as vacuum cleaners I'm pleased to see there seems to be interest in other vintage electrical appliances too, hopefully I'll be able to share my enthusiasm of all things electrically vintage with you in the future.

taran57,
Now real to real restoration is something I haven't attempted as yet, but you never know what may arrive in the future.  ;)

Rustyskull,
Now that's a name to conjure with  :))  though I reckon sawdust might be more in order than rust for me ! :whist11: Nice to know there are more valve radio collectors out there.  :thumbsup:

MVacs,
Love the heater you have, I've got 2 almost identical 'HMV' versions tucked away in the loft awaiting restoration.

Cheers,
Marc.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2017, 06:38:53 PM »
MVacs,
Love the heater you have, I've got 2 almost identical 'HMV' versions tucked away in the loft awaiting restoration.

I've been buying the odd one as they crop up. Got maybe 7 now. The plan is to refurbish them all together and go properly to town on them and see if there is a market for a decent refurbished item.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 07:08:04 PM »
Well I would say there's every chance of that working, they do look pretty special especially when lit.

Marc.

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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2017, 07:41:40 PM »
There are a few more >here<. The plan is to respray them all like the one on the left, LED bulb, fabric coated flex, vintage plug, the odd in-keeping upgrade here and there to make them safe to use. I can see them being bought by folk in trendy flats with red trousers and beards. I am thinking Shoreditch, Islington, etc.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2017, 08:13:33 PM »
Called Marcus  :chuckle:

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Re: Hello
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2017, 08:23:21 PM »
I come here everyday because its soo freindly and NOT sketchy.

Hope to see you round on some threads.

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I'm not blind, nor would I say Demented - although another word begining with Re and ending in arded does get thrown around school an awful lot - but then like everything I dont let it get to me. After all we are joking around and I give some meaner words back to them (as a joke)

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